17 Facts About John Peers


John William Peers was born on 25 July 1988 and is an Australian professional tennis player who specialises in doubles.

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John Peers won his first Grand Slam title at the 2017 Australian Open, where he and Henri Kontinen won the men's doubles event.

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John Peers is a Grand Slam champion in mixed doubles, winning the 2022 US Open alongside fellow Australian Storm Sanders.

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John Peers reached his career-high ATP doubles ranking of world No 2 on 3 April 2017, and his career-high singles ranking is world No 456 in June 2012.

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John Peers has won 26 doubles titles on the ATP Tour, including the 2016 and 2017 ATP Finals as well as four at Masters 1000 level.

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John Peers has represented Australia in the Davis Cup since 2016, and competed at the Olympic Games in 2016 and 2020, winning the bronze medal in mixed doubles at the latter alongside Ashleigh Barty.

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John Peers competed in his first ever Masters 1000 tournament at the Shanghai Masters, where he and Murray defeated established doubles champions Julien Benneteau, Nenad Zimonjic and Robert Lindstedt on their way to the semifinals, where they lost in straight sets to Spanish duo of Marrero and Verdasco, in a closely fought contest that ended up being decided by two tiebreakers.

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John Peers began the year with regular doubles partner Jamie Murray at the Brisbane International.

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John Peers played next at the 2014 ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament with Julian Knowle while Jamie Murray was out with injury.

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John Peers next played at the 2014 Open 13 with Jesse Huta Galung, but the pair lost in the first round.

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John Peers next played at the 2014 Dubai Tennis Championships with previous partner Julian Knowle, but they lost in the first round.

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John Peers next played the Indian Wells Open with regular partner Jamie Murraym but the pair lost in the first round to Benneteau and Roger-Vasselin.

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Also John Peers chose a new partner, Henri Kontinen, to defend his title at the Brisbane International.

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John Peers ended the year at No 9 on the Doubles Rankings, boosted by his success later in the year.

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John Peers represented Australia at the 2020 Summer Olympics in two events.

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John Peers went to Mentone Grammar and led the 1STS team to two premierships, his first when he was in Year 7 in 2001 and his second when he was in Year 12 in 2006.

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John Peers played varsity tennis for the Middle Tennessee State University Blue Raiders before transferring school to play for Baylor University Bears.

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